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re spuh ray shuhn

  • n  the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs
  • n  a single complete act of breathing in and out
    thirty respirations per minute
  • n  the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

  • He found that respiration is possible only in the presence of the iron carried by a specific enzyme, the chemistry of which he worked out.
  • They used artificial respiration and external heart massage to protect the brain from oxygen-loss damage until it was frozen, drained out the blood and replaced it with .
  • Made of a soft, washable fabric with optical and electrical fibers woven into it, the SmartShirt records heart and respiration rates, body temperature and calories burned.
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  • Feds: 2 plotted to build 'Hiroshima light switch' weapon
    Two upstate New York men, one of them said to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan, plotted to build a truck-mounted, industrial-strength X-ray weapon to kill “enemies of Israel” by poisoning them with radiation, federal authorities said Wednesday.One of them boasted that he could build a “Hiroshima light switch” and that “everything with respiration would be dead by morning,” authorities said ...
    June 19, 2013 - NBC NEWS

  • Muammer Guler in Guardian Unlimited
    She is alive and connected to a respiration machine,Guler said.
  • Vladimir Masorin in Turkish Press
    They "apparently didn't have time to connect their respiration apparatus," Masorin told ITAR-TASS.
  • Philip Nitschke in The Age
    Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke, who had been helping to co-ordinate Mr Rossiter's end-of-life options, said this week: "I just talked to Chris. Well, he whispered, as his respiration is clearly fading. It seemed like a goodbye call to me :...

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